Free Burn Philosophy

Yesterday I read an article written by Darla Baerg on the “pros” and “cons” of controlled fires in large forests.  With pine trees, the pine cones have a seed in them which is only activated by intense  heat.  This is a natural process in some areas in order to grow new trees.

We can relate to this in our own life wanting to avoid any and all discomfort, but by walking through these fires, not only to we have to lean totally on God, real growth comes from walking through those flames.  This is not punishment but for our own Good.

Psalms 66:12 reads “You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.”

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Five Things to Remember (While Drawing)

Recently, I came across the above list my art teacher had given to our class and thought I would share it.  (And add to it)

  1.  Step back from your work.  ( That means to me to never re-act or over-act but from this view, you can see clearer)
  2.   Draw what you see, not what you know. ( Sometimes the human brain wants to tell you something that isn’t true.)
  3.   Consider composition. ( Where do you want your focus to be?)  Shouldn’t we always be alert to this?
  4.   Be patient with yourself. (No matter what we are doing)
  5.   Enjoy the process.  (So true about everything in Life)     Psalm 119:27 reads, ” Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.”  red-tail-hawk-1827948-PL_pe